PALM HARBOR, Fla. — A Palm Harbor woman is facing charges after holding a pillow over the face of a "totally disabled" 17-year-old boy in March, according to arrest records.
The documents state 55-year-old Machell Jackson yelled, "Shut the f*** up," at the victim while holding the pillow over his face. After her arrest on Friday, Jackson admitted to doing it and told police she was, "stressed out."
The victim has no mobility and is unable to verbally communicate, the records say. He is fed through a G-tube because he aspirates on anything that goes into his mouth.
Machell was arrested by the Largo Police Department for aggravated child abuse with a deadly weapon. Records say because she took the pillow from behind the victim's head and placed it over his face it constitutes as a deadly weapon.
The relationship between the victim and suspect is not made clear from the records.